Random LEGO® Facts

Where does the Name LEGO® come from?

  • The name 'LEGO' is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". 

  • The LEGO® bricks produced today have the same bumps and holes, and can still interlock with those produced in 1958.

  • Did you know hat were are over 900 million different ways of combining six eight-stud bricks of the same colour.

  • LEGO® has made over 62 bricks for every person on this planet. That is over 400 billion LEGO elements.

  • If you stacked all the LEGO® on top of one another, the pieces would form 10 towers reaching all the way from the Earth to the Moon.

  • 2.16 million LEGO® elements are moulded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

  • The LEGO® manufacturing process is so precise that only 18 out of 1 million LEGO® bricks produced is considered defective.

  • More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO® bricks.

  • 7 LEGO® sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.

  • LEGO® could is considered the world's No. 1 tire manufacturer; the factory produces over 306 million tiny rubber tires a year.

  • In 2000, The British Association of Toy Retailers named the LEGO® brick "Toy of the Century", beating the teddy bear, Barbie and Action Man.

  • The LEGO® bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.

  • LEGO® bricks have been used in engineering and other technical fields to do real design and science.

  • The first mini-figures (or mini-figs) were released in 1978 for the Town, Space, and Castle play sets.


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